With saturation (Everywhere), pay cuts (Kroger), layoffs (Express Scripts), etc, why are any of you going into a field like this? There are warning signs everywhere! I know students accepted into pharmacy schools with - 3.0 gpa (That is not "Doctorate" degree material). This, hopefully, is beating a dead horse but why on earth are you purposely driving off the cliff? I'm a pharm tech with 2 years of experience with a corporate retail pharmacy. One of the pharmacists I work with regrets writing LOR's for pre-pharm students because he's allowing them to go into the field while it's in the state that it's in. For example, years ago, he (Jeff) once told a kid (Mike) to not go into the pharmacy because of the direction it's headed towards. Mike says how he's got it all wrong, and it'll be better when he gets out. (He even thinks about doing a residency...) Well, few years later Mike sees Jeff and tells him he was absolutely right. He hates it. Recently, Mike just paid off his student loans. Mike also received news that he should expect a 20% decrease in pay if he wants to stay employed with Kroger. Believe me, I value my time as a pharm tech because of my experiences, the people I've met, and the opportunities it's afforded me. I will miss it when I move on. However, I , nor any of the people I work with, can honestly recommend anyone going into this field.